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El caso Neruda has ratings and reviews. More lists with this book. .. Cayetano Brulé, Roberto Ampuero’nun romanda Pablo Neruda tarafından ünlü. : El caso Neruda (Spanish Edition) () by Roberto Ampuero and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books. Roberto Ampuero is a Chilean author, columnist, and a university professor. His first novel . In an interview in Ampuero says “the book continues to have new editions circulating the black market in Cuba, and in they “Greek Passions”; El caso Neruda, Norma-La Otra Orilla, pages, “The Neruda case”.

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Buy 3 Get libfo Free. Ampuero’s writing is passable while not rich or particularly evocative, much less poetic but the translation by Carolina De Robertis –“The Invisible Mountain” which IS a wonderful read He knew how to live alongside the powers that be, how to shut up when it was in his own interests, and how to reap the advantages offered to him by the regime.

I came from a country where it was a tradition to have dialogue, to have liberty. Then in he obtained a B.

Galileo, Brecht, and Neruda had more in common than their flights from threatened pain: I loved seeing Chile, Ligro, and Cuba through the eyes of the characters. Chile right before Allende falls. Ampuero wanted to show the man as he was, not just as he is imagined to be.

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The story got better, the writing got better, and my interest got more piqued as I worked my way through the story. How will all the characters, Cayetano, Neruda, and others be impacted? We first meet Brule as he answers a summons from the supremely admired poet Pablo Neruda.


I hope the rest of Ampurero’s novels are translated into English soon. The prose—or is it the translation? There with other Chileans, he got a Marxist education for a year, studying the Marxist and Lenin doctrine. A potted cultural, poetic and political study of Chile for despite the many locations, Chile takes centre stage, but when the history is this fascinating, this is no bad thing.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. The book gave me a chance to brush up on my Spanish and Geography, as well as see the world as events unfolded in the early 70’s through the eyes of a young man caught up in the revolution dw the time.

It is within this context that anpuero tale unfolds. But of greater interest to me was the political backdrop against which this book is set, during the last gasps of the Allende government prior to the US-backed coup that placed Pinochet in power. Much like an Alan Furst mystery, here I think most recently about Spies of the Balkans, the city becomes a defining characteristic setting a tone and venue; for Furst it was Salonika, for Ampuero it is Valparaiso.

In he moved in with a Swedish family, residing in Stockholm. This is the first of his books to be translated into English. Retrieved December 21, Revolution is coming and Chile is a country which will feel the full force of this drastic change. Mientras tanto, en Chile el poeta espera impaciente, en medio de un ambiente tenso por el inminente golpe militar contra el Gobierno.


Also, it’s hard to write a historical figure as a character in a novel, and often awkward. But I can’t get into the story, and I don’t know that I’ll ever finish it. But overall it’s a fun, meaty read.

The hills, harbor, taverns, cafes, plazas and factories paint a picture of complexity and diversity. Ampuero wanted to show Neruda as he was—a complicated man of great contradictions.

Mysteries are not my usual fare but I really enjoyed this one. See the locations of the book here – link: The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed. A successful Chilean detective remembers his first case inwhen the great poet Pablo Neruda hired him to find a doctor he knew in Mexico in the s. Want to Read saving…. In Ampuero departed from Western Germany and returned to his native country. Cayetano has no experience as a PI, so Neruda hands him a stack of Georges Simenon novels and tells him to go to work, which I found hilarious.

There he studied Social Anthropology in the mornings and Latin American Literature in the afternoons. The Neruda revealed in these pages is a distasteful portrayal.